Intro to the Foxtrot
Celebrating the dance revolution of the 1940s!
1940s Hyped Dance Move
History of the Foxtrot
The Foxtrot found its origins in the 1920s in the United States. The Foxtrot originated in 1914 by a Vaudeville actor named Harry Fox who performed a variety act in New York City. In fact, its name was derived from his.As part of his act, Harry Fox performed a comical trotting dance to ragtime music. The act was a hit and Fox’s “Trot” became popular in dance studios and dancing halls. At first, the Foxtrot had many short, “trotting” steps, as well as kicks, jumps and lunges. By the 1930s, the Foxtrot slowed down in tempo and dancers started taking longer steps and creating the elegant, continuous strides we associate with Foxtrot dancing today. Traditionally, the Foxtrot is danced to Big Band style music, however, many styles of music, including modern up –tempo songs and ballads, work well with the Foxtrot style dance.
Developed in 1914 and has been popular ever since!
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Time Signature: 4/4
Country: United States
Elegance of the Foxtrot
Suggested attire for the ball!
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Foxtrot Dance Music at its Finest!
“The Way You Look Tonight” Frank Sinatra
“Lucky” Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillait
“L.O.V.E” Nat King Cole
“The Best is Yet To Come” Michael Buble
“It Had to Be You” Harry Connick, Jr.
“Fly Me to the Moon” Frank Sinatra
“Big Time” Big & Rich
“You Got Me” Colbie Caillait